Neal Cassady & The Warlocks 1965 1. Speed Limit studio recording/Prankster production tape circa late 1965 Straight Theater, Haight Street, San Francisco, CA July 23, 1967 2. Neal Cassady Raps (backed by The Dead) recording released as a flexi-disc in the 1st printing of The Dead Book
September 12, 2019 Subject:
Lots of Fun
I love it that this happened and that it’s available to listen to, what a time they were having!
@Boobounder mentions a trumpet at 4:00. This is not Phil, it is actually a recording of the tune “Tijuana Gift Shop” from the Charles Mingus’ album “Tijuana Moods” (the trumpet player on the album is Clarence Shaw). I first hear the Mingus track at around the 2:15 mark during “Speed Limit” and it comes in and out sporadically up until around the 5:00 mark. Prior to that, around 1:50 or so you can hear a saxophone, which is John Coltrane, which is from the tune “Aisha” on his album “Olé”.
January 3, 2018 Subject:
Thanks, Internet Archive!
I'll start my Grateful Dead year right now, right here! This is just... GREAT, HUGE, WONDERFUL!!!
November 15, 2016 Subject:
My journey begins here
August 15, 2015 Subject:
okay - lovelight jam at end of "Rap"
At about the 1:50 mark in the second track - a little Lovelight, perhaps?
April 20, 2015 Subject:
what a neat little piece of history! Very interesting to hear Cassady. Wish there was more to it than just these snippets.
October 14, 2014 Subject:
Almost Unlistenable (But Historically Interesting)
I hope this was recorded from one of the open microphones they'd have had scattered around at an acid test. That might explain some of the unexplainable parts of the first few minutes.
There are parts, like after the 6:00 mark where the playing is hot.
There's also a trumpet played around the 4:00 mark. Phil, was that you?
April 29, 2014 Subject:
Not Grateful Dead from 1965
I spoke with Lawrence Schiller, who made the original record that sampled this tape. The group was called Fire and Ice, from LA.
Originally I thought someone misread 'sounds of the "Acid Test"' from the sleeve and inferred the band snippets were the Dead; but that refers to a recording of Kesey and his weird music from (I think) January 29, 1966.
But, this appears to have been released from a studio session that was not itself released. They put out an LP - The Happening - just after Schiller's (and Dr. Sidney Cohen's) record, but this track - Speed Limit - is not on it.
August 18, 2013 Subject:
November 1, 2011 Subject:
Funny to be listening to this on the Day of the Dead,
2011. This is the second time I've heard this, and it was the first recording I listened to on the archive, 1 year ago! It's definitely a must-have for collectors. You kind of have to be in the right mood for it.
July 9, 2011 Subject:
ends pretty quick
Is there another fuller version circulating? firstname.lastname@example.org thanks =)
November 1, 2010 Subject:
Now we know where Cap'n Beefheart got his technique ("it's recorded through a fly's ear, you gotta have a fly's eye to see it...") and I can see it, even if nobody else can....
What great stuff! If only Jerry could cut loose and get past the sluggish guitar riff's.... hahahahahahahahaaa! Now we know where Frank Zappa got his obsession with "fast", yet made subtle cuts about Jerry over the years...
Even so, it is clear that the seeds were sown and I could hear the roots of at least three later songs in all the "art".
Worth repeated listens!
Sgt. O'Reilly -
March 17, 2009 Subject:
At the Wheel
I don't know that one, Neal, could you hum a few bars?